Friday, July 24, 2015

Grilled Chicken Summer Salad w/ Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

Good morning and happy Friday! We made it to the weekend!

My next door neighbor and friend had her third baby boy a few weeks ago. I knew I wanted to bring them dinner and scrolled through my Pinterest boards for ideas. I usually make a lasagna or a hot dish for friends, but because it has been so hot outside, I decided on a simple summer salad with grilled chicken and a homemade vinaigrette.

This salad looks fancy, but it's all in the presentation! This is so easy and the homemade dressing takes less than 5 minutes to whip up. I paired it with a loaf of store bought bread and some homemade ice cream sandwiches. This comes together in no time!

*Spinach & Romaine mixed together
*Hard boiled eggs
*Almond slices
*Grilled Chicken (I just butterflied 2 chicken breasts, drizzle EVOO, add McCormick's seasoning to both sides, and grill in a pan on the stove top. I keep a lid over them at a high heat to get that "grilled" look and taste)
*Blue Cheese crumbles (I put this on the side because I know blue cheese is one of those things you either love or you hate!)
*Avacado (I decided to not cut these before taking to them because I wasn't sure exactly when they would be eating. I wanted them to stay fresh)

Garlic Lime Vinaigrette:
*1/3 cup olive oil
*zest of one lime + 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
*1 clove minced garlic
*2 Tablespoons honey
*2 Tablespoons heavy cream
*1/2 teaspoon salt + 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Pour ingredients together, shake, and chill.

Our friends live right next door, so I was able to take dinner to them on this tray with some fresh cut stems from the yard. Love is in the details for me. :) xoxo

You can find the original source for this salad recipe here.

P.S. I'm tagging along on a work trip with Steve next week, so it will be radio silence around here. I'm excited to explore a city I've never been to! Be sure to follow along on Instagram to see pics from the trip!


  1. Hi Laura,
    Saw your feature at Pieced Pastimes and just had to come see more! Great to find your beautiful blog and healthy delicious salad!
    Beautiful photography as well :) Enjoy your trip

  2. Oh, why did I think your name was Laura? lol. I think I misread the 'Larson'. My apologies, Andrea! lol. Good to 'meet' you :)

    1. Hi Robyn!! Thank you for stopping by, and so nice to "meet" you too!! xo